Banyana set to face South Americans


Banyana, who beat Cameroon 2-1 in the Cosafa Championship final at Wolfson Stadium on Saturday, will take on South Americans Chile in two international friendly matches away from home.

The first match will be played on October 6 at Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar. Three days later – on October 9 – the two sides will lock horns at Estadio Santa Laura in the capital Santiago.

Sponsors Sasol have wished the team well for the upcoming tour.

“We are delighted that the team has the opportunity to test themselves against international opposition. After emerging victorious at the Cosafa Women’s Championship, this is a great step in their preparations for the 2018 African Women’s Championship,”said Nozipho Mbatha, Sasol Group Brand Marketing Manager.

“We are proud of coach Desiree, the technical team, the entire support staff and in particular the players who represent South Africa so well. We wish you all of the best for AFCON preparations and everyone at Sasol is right behind you.”

With more players starting to make moves abroad, and Banyana doing well on the pitch, more friendlies against countries from different parts of the world will certainly be organised for the team.

The squad will assemble on October 1 and will depart for Chile the following day.